After a couple years spent largely at home, I’m going to spend 2015 traveling for work and not to especially exciting areas. Small towns can be charming, but I’m not excited about spending 75% of the year in hotels with extremely limited dining and entertainment options.
As a reader there’s an added challenge – How many books do I pack? And which books?
The travel should afford me the opportunity to read quite a bit this year, but I already have an over-packing problem and books are heavy.
I’ll be home each weekend so I can restock, but I’m a mood reader so I need to have options. And I do have a lot of ebooks, but there are times when I want a physical book. Especially when I’m traveling because books are comforting to me in a way that my phone/ipad aren’t.
I’m actually started 2 ebooks before leaving for this trip, but I haven’t felt like reading them (and I was enjoying both).
So for week one – I brought
- Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink by Kim Gruenenfelder
- The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
I’m happy with my choices for this week. I was in the mood for something light and decided on Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink. Hopefully I’m as happy with my choices going forward.
Anyone have any tips for books/travel? Hopefully at the end of the year I’ll have some tips to share.